RENO, NV – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced she took action to push the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide federal funding to Reno-Tahoe International Airport for the reconstruction and expansion of its terminal. Senator Rosen sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation urging them to stand ready to receive and approve the airport’s application to use funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Airport Terminal Project, which Senator Rosen helped create, to improve the travel experience and help the region accommodate more annual visitors.
This is Reno: Senator Rosen pushes for funding to update airport
The announcement, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the airport [yesterday], follows a letter sent today to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg sharing details of the project and urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider the project for funding through its infrastructure budget.
Rosen was part of a bipartisan group of senators that worked on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law on Nov. 15, 2021.
Reporter: “Senator Jacky Rosen announced she is taking action to help ensure the (Reno-Tahoe) airport receives federal funding for its expansion project. She says she is sending a letter to the Department of Transportation urging them to quickly and fairly consider the airport’s application for funding in the coming months.”
Rosen: “I’m announcing today that I’m sending a letter to the Department of Transportation urging them to stand ready to receive Reno-Tahoe’s application for funding in the coming months, and to swiftly and fairly consider it.”
Reporter: “Senator Jacky Rosen announced today that she wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation urging them to receive and approve the airport’s application to get more funding. Now, with the region growing and the airport seeing more visitors, the senator said it’s time for the airport to accommodate those changes.”
Rosen: “It’s really time that the Reno-Tahoe Airport also gets its fair share of this federal funding for terminal reconstruction – for this project and others like it – so it can renovate and expand the airport to improve the passenger experience.”